Are you a college student? If you’re a Management major, or if you’ve taken a class or two on the topic, you may have heard the saying that when it comes to work “that which gets measured gets done.”
This is definitely a true statement. You are more likely to get more stuff done if you track what it is you want to accomplish.
Goodness knows, as a college student you’ve got a lot to keep track of. Each professor has his or her own syllabus and list of assignment and expectations. Oh, and let’s not forget, you also want to have a social life while you’re in school, and you’ve figured out by now that in order to do this and get the grades you want, you must have a balanced life.
So how in the world are you expected to stay on top of all of this?
Not easy, but here’s a tip to make your life as a college student much more doable.
Keep track of what you need to accomplish in a day and make sure that you track this list so that you get it done. Study after study has proven that we stay on track much better when we know how far we’ve traveled on that track.
Ever run a race? I have. Every summer I hike up to Pikes Peak in Colorado as part of the “Pikes Peak Ascent” race. Please note that I hike it, not run it.
The Ascent is over 13 miles long and it goes from over 6,000 feet to over 14,000 feet. Whew! That’s strenuous! We ‘racers’ like knowing exactly where the goal is and how far we’ve gone.
You’ll find yourself much more productive when you start tracking your activities and what you accomplish each day. Think of it as your own personal score card and have some fun with it!
As a former academic advisor and assistant professor at the United States Air Force Academy, Crystal Jonas knows what it takes to make college students more successful, and enjoy school whole lot more.
Ask about speaking or coaching for your students or faculty. Call Crystal at 719- 291-0366.
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